in the Public Realm
Cambridge Public Library
Recent Architecture: Civic

Associate Architect
Ann Beha Architects
Addition Architect
William Rawn Associates
Landscape Architect
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.
  • Constructed, 1888
  • Addition, 2009
  • BSA Honor Award 2010
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The main building of the Cambridge Public Library is an historic library building at 449 Broadway. It was built in 1888. Its land and full construction funding were provided by Frederick H. Rindge, a Cambridge native and philanthropist. It was added to the National Historic Register in 1982.

A $90 million expansion and renovation of the library, led by the Boston architectural firms William Rawn Associates and Ann Beha Architects, opened on November 8, 2009. The new addition more than triples...
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449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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